Commercial Vessel Compliance

Port Security Advisory (2-20) Liberia

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The Coast Guard has announced in the Federal Register that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Liberia.

The Coast Guard has determined that the Republic of Liberia is now maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures in its ports and has issued a Port Security Advisory  (PSA 2-20) removing Liberia from the list of countries that do not.  Therefore, effective immediately, conditions of entry outlined in the PSA no longer apply to vessels that arrive in the United States after visiting ports in the Republic of Liberia. 

This policy update is accessible under docket number USCG-2020-0485 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at

For information about this document call or email D.R. McBryde, International Port Security Evaluation Division, United States Coast Guard, telephone 202-372-1213,

This advisory will be available on the Coast Guard International Port Security website.

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